Monday, January 19, 2009

IS it a Fish??

It is Monday and time for another CCEE challenge. This week it is the "Catchy Name Featured Stamper" challenge (CNFS). This is one of our favorite challenges that we do each month ... basically one of our members picks someone who has a catchy user name on SCS and then we create a card around that name. This week, Cindy Motherway picked the CNFS and she picked 'Fishlips'! Cindy instructed us that when we created our card it had to have fish/fish lips on it, or fish of some sort (preferably the kind that swim!)

My dilemma---I received my new Gina K stamps that will be released this week (on Thursday!) and fell in love with this seahorse image (from the Best Fishes set). So, I created this card and my husband said, "I don't think seahorses are fish. You might want to look that up!"

Ekkk! I did not have time to make another card and I knew that no one else would use a seahorse for their fish image. So I did a bit of research and found that a seahorse IS a bony fish. They don't have scales but they have a thin layer of skin over plates that are arranged in a circular pattern throughout their body. They swim upright and during times of social interaction, they turn a bright color.

Score.

So, I am proud to present my FISH card (giggle!):
I love this seahorse. It was the first new Gina K stamp I have played with and I know I will use it lots. I painted the seahorse with reinkers and then applied a layer of Shimmerz (olive and December sky) over him. Then, to add even more sparkle, I added some crystal Stickles to some of the sections.

In this picture you can see more of the shimmer. This seahorse really sparkles!!!

Materials used: Stamps- Best Fishes (Gina K Designs); chocolate chip cardstock, Watercolor paper (SU!); Designer paper-My Mind's Eye; Memento black ink; bashful blue, old olive, certainly celery, brilliant blue reinkers (Stampin' Up!); Close to cocoa Classic Stamp pad (SU!); sponge; paper piercing tool and mat pack (SU!); Shimmerz-December sky, olive, blue; Stickles- crystal (Ranger); jumbo eyelet (SU!); Cropadile; hemp (Hobby Lobby); spellbinders dies; Cuttlebug (Provocraft); dimensional (SU).

You can check out all the other FISHY CCEE creations here. Hope you will play along!

Stay tuned: Gina K previews begin tomorrow! I cannot wait to share some more of the newest sets that will be released on Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

Shannon said...

Oh, he's so cute!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see more.

Karolyn Loncon said...

Ca-YUTE!! Seems like you all have so much fun with your challenges. That's so nice!! Your coloring is fabulous!!

6 wacky women said...

Adorable card, Cammie.
I love that shimmery little "fish".

Looking forward to the preview.

Karen x

Nancy said...

I LOVE It and I had no idea that Sea Horses really are fish. hehe! Great card!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

No seriously!!!!! OMGosh.....a darling and glitzy Seahorse!!!! Hey, it swims....fishy enough for me!!!! LOL I can't wait to see everything!!!!

{MoM} said...

Love the FISHY seahorse.. the color is gorgeous...

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

I think he's a FINE looking FISH!! Great coloring and the sparkle is just over the top! Awesome job Cammie! Made me smile!!

Toni K said...

He's adorable. So is your card!I can see the sparkle. I can imagine how sparkly it is in real life. I loves me some sparkle!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Hehe, adorable card, great sneak peek of the new image, and a lesson on sea horses to boot! LOL! Awesome, Cammie!

Beautiful pictures of you and the kiddos at the zoo yesterday too!!

Melanie said...

cute!! you peeker, you!!

Dawn Easton said...

LOL I wouldn't have given it a second thought as to whether he is a fish or not...lives in water...good enough for me...hahaha!
Love the fun sparkle you added!

andriawerner said...

Oh, I love this seahorse stamp! You did a nice job on the sparkles, the more the better! And don't you just love it when you prove a man wrong? lol

Megan said...

This is SO cute!! I'm looking forward to all the G-K sneakie peeks!

Jessie/knightrone said...

TOTALLY CUTE!! I can't wait to see the whole set!!

Marge Sexton said...

So Adorable Cammie!!!
I just Love this card!

Jingle said...

Cute card AND a learning opportunity! LOL!

Lynette said...

Very shimmery, and very pretty! So glad you were "legal" for the challenge, too:)

jules p said...

Hee hee....you were right! don't ya just love when you are the one that is right and not the hubby!?!? ;)

I love your FISH card. The shimmerz looks really neat on it.
Great job.

Marisa said...

Well, I learned something new today - I didn't realize a seahorse was a fish! Thanks for the info.

Your little guys is darling, wonderfully coloured and makes the card.

Tracey said...

Hehe!! Thanks for the fish lesson! Your card is fantastic!!

StampinCathy said...

This is just fabulous!! I just love the colors and layout of this card. This seahorse is just adorable. Thanks for such an inspiring card to start my Monday off!

Anita C said...

The seahorse is adorable and I love all the shimmer. Thanks for the info about the bony fish. I did not know that, I love learning new facts. My son is going to love knowing this.

Mothermark said...

Whew! Had a hard time getting here! (goof-ball)

Nu...uh! Tosh's cows say that a sea horse is a horse! Cuz cows and horses are best friends!

Bzzzzzztttt.....

Even though its cute, its not a fish I say...I say its a horse! Just a little teeney tiny one that Dawn says can fit in a tea cup!!

Okay, I will give you this...is cute...bout time y

Christi said...

This is adorable!!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohhhh this is so rich looking!!!!! Beautiful card!

Vicki

Shelia said...

Not only are you a creative person, we can now add semi marine biologist to your resume. He/She is adorable. By the way the male seahorse carries the babys.
But I love the colors.

Traci said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love sea horses they are so peaceful looking. Love how you colored him and added all that sparkles.

chelemom said...

Love this card! Love that sparkly seahorse!!!! Can a seahorse be gorgeous?!!! LOL! Congrats on the Dirty Dozen!!! So well deserved!

Elena said...

Absolutely adorable, Cammie! I love the sparkles on the seahorse!

Dawnie said...

Oh, what a fun challenge! I wish I had a clever name on SCS - maybe you'd pick me sometime! But mine's pretty boring so... but what a great idea. And I love the card. Too cute!

Alex said...

Oooh, you peeker you - LOL! This card is adorable, I love that image! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Corie said...

Your little seahorse is adorable!!

Rose Ann said...

Super cute seahorse, and I love all of your layers and pretty papers!!

Kim said...

What a beautiful card! That seahorse is so stinking cute! I love him and am going to have to get him! :)
Hugs~ Kim

dpkennedy said...

Too funny and super cute! Love it!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So so cute!! Love the sparkly seahorse!! ;) Cute creation!! TFS!

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